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A Duo From Way Back, ‘Mr. Peabody & Sherman’ Has Been Reimagined (Movie Review)

While I was never a big fan of The Smurfs, among other older cartoons that have since been turned into animated features, Peabody’s Improbable History, which was a part of The Rocky & Bullwinkle Show, was a series of skits that I always found entertaining.  I haven’t watched Peabody in years, but seeing this new […]

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Catch The Fire of The Hunger Games on Blu-ray This March!

Wow!  I can’t tell you how excited I am to finally get the official word that Hunger Games: Catching Fire is just around the corner on the Blu-ray format with a release date of March 7th!  I can’t even recount all the times I tried to catch this one theatrically after missing the press screening in […]

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‘Catching Fire’ Burns Down The Competition (Movie Review)

With Twilight having ended and The Hobbit being something of a different beast, there is little that The Hunger Games franchise currently has to compete with, in terms of popular book series being adapted into films.  Several others have come out recently (The Host, Beautiful Creatures, The Mortal Instruments, etc.), but none have found the […]

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‘The Fifth Estate’ Has Plenty of Leaks (Movie Review)

It is almost funny how long I put off actually writing a review for The Fifth Estate, the Bill Condon-directed film, which adapts two different books that focus on the news-leaking website WikiLeaks and its founder, Julian Assange.  The delay is not because I had a lot to consider, after seeing the film.  It is […]

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‘Percy Jackson’ Is Back And He’s Brought A Sea Of Monsters (Movie Review)

Getting past the surprise that is this sequel existing to begin with, Percy Jackson is back with another adventure, revolving around a quest for the Golden Fleece.  For the record, I did actually find things to enjoy about Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief.  It may have mainly been out of my spite […]

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Jack The Giant Slayer (Blu-ray Review)

Jack the Giant Slayer tells the story of an ancient war that is reignited when a young farmhand unwittingly opens a gateway between our world and a fearsome race of giants.  Unleashed on the Earth for the first time in centuries, the giants strive to reclaim the land they once lost, forcing the young man, Jack, […]

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Jack the Giant Slayer Arrives on Blu-ray 6/18!

Jack the Giant Killer tells the story of an ancient war that is reignited when a young farmhand unwittingly opens a gateway between our world and a fearsome race of giants.  Unleashed on the Earth for the first time in centuries, the giants strive to reclaim the land they once lost, forcing the young man, Jack, […]

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The Company You Keep Movie Review – Just Seen It

Leah, Aaron and Kevin review this new drama starring and directed by Robert Redford. Starring Leah Aldridge, Aaron Fink and Kevin Taft. Directed by Amy Taylor. Jim’s quiet life is shattered when a reporter uncovers his militant past. So Jim must track down the one person who can prove his innocence. On the run as […]

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Jack The Giant Slayer Movie Review – Just Seen It

Jack and a young princess meet by chance. But Jack’s beanstalk accidentally opens up his world to Giants. Jack seeks to rescue the kidnapped princess and save his own world. WATCH US ON PBS SOCAL Saturdays at 6PM or pbssocal.org/justseenit

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They Slay ‘Giants’, Don’t They? (Movie Review)

There is something admirable about Jack the Giant Slayer’s decision to play itself straight.  It has been over 25 years since The Princess Bride, among other films, hit theaters and presented a satirical take on the fairy tale adventure genre, but ‘Jack’ doesn’t go for that angle.  Instead, the film is a straightforward adventure tale […]

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The Hunger Games Are On Like Donkey Kong

It seems like The Hunger Games could have easily been a huge disaster waiting to happen, regardless of the monetary success it becomes in its opening weekend.  The film is based on another popular book series, geared more towards a teenage audience, featuring a familiar narrative, with a romantic angle added on to boot.  We […]

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Margin Call (Blu-ray Review)

While watching Margin Call, a movie that I overall enjoyed, mainly due to the ensemble cast, I felt like wishing I could appreciate it more, given the subject matter.  It is based around the events leading up to the start of the 2007-2008 financial crisis and feels like a film that could be easily watched […]

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Captain America: The First Avenger (Blu-ray Review)

Okay, so here we are at last with the final film in the establishing saga of what will bring us an Avengers film next year.  Here is Captain America: The First Avenger. It’s been what, at least half a dozen individual super heroes, give or take, right? We just had Thor, Iron Man & Iron […]

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CAPTAIN AMERICA: The First Avenger explodes onto a 3-disc Blu-ray 3D/Blu-ray/DVD Set and a 2-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo on October 25th

Marvel Studios and Paramount Pictures introduce the latest addition to the incomparable Marvel Super Hero team with CAPTAIN AMERICA: The First Avenger, ready for action on high definition Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and DVD October 25, 2011.  Called “the best superhero movie ever” (Brian Erdy, CBS-TV), the thrill-packed adventure is a blockbuster hit with audiences worldwide, […]

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‘Captain America’ Has A Star-Spangled Adventure

2011 has been a great year for Marvel characters.  Thor turned out to be a lot more fun than many thought and X-Men: First Class was a slick return to form for the mutant lot.  Now it is time for the first Avenger to get his due, as Marvel Studios, director Joe Johnston, and star […]

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Burlesque Takes Center Stage on Blu-ray!

My girl Christina comes home to Blu-ray this March as Burlesque takes center stage with a Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack on the 1st.  The Blu-ray features include six exclusive show-stopping performances, a blooper real, an alternate opening and much more!  This will be a Day 1 purchase for me on the format.  Check out the full […]

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Brian’s TOP 10 Films of 2010!

The calendar year of 2010 started off a little rough, in my opinion, for the world of movies.  It was a little too rough, if you don’t mind me saying.  Anyway, it was not until the month of March that I saw the first film I deemed worthy of even talking about, Shutter Island.  Needless […]

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“The Beautiful People” of ‘Burlesque’

First thing’s first.  Christina Aguilera…where have you been all my life?  Why have I never recognized your…um…talents until 2010?  Well anyway, the original deal between my writing partner Gregg Senko and I was that I would tackle the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows movie review last week and he would take on Burlesque.  After […]

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